WWU Professor to be Honored for Lifetime Service to Deaf Missourians

A William Woods University professor has been selected to receive a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH).


Allan Ensor, assistant professor of special education, joined the WWU full-time faculty this fall after retiring from the Missouri School for the Deaf. He was director of clinical and ancillary service and director of the Resource Center on Deafness at MSD since the mid-80s. He also has been an adjunct professor at William Woods for the past 13 years.


“Lifetime Achievement Awards” are given by MCDHH to honor individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to deaf and hard of hearing Missourians over a significant portion of their lifetime. It is the most prestigious award given by MCDHH.


The award will be presented during the Missouri Interpreters Conference Oct. 14 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach.


In a letter to Ensor, Dr. Roy E. Miller, executive director of the Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, said “This award is but a small token of appreciation for your many years of working for the benefit of Missourians who are deaf and hard of hearing. Your cumulative contributions will always be treasured in the hearts of those whose lives have been enriched by your efforts.”


Ensor earned a B.A. in history from Kansas State College at Pittsburg, a B.S.E. in psychology from Missouri Southern State College, an M.S. in clinical psychology from Pittsburg State University, and a Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Missouri.


A resident of Hallsville, he is a nationally certified school psychologist and a member of both the National Association of School Psychologists and the Missouri Association of School Psychologists.